ethical non-monogamy

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Relationship Role Models

Step One:  What role models have you had for relationships? That’s the first question posed in The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships that I received in the mail today. It goes on to ask what monogamous relationships did you witness?  Were they really monogamous?  Was there cheating? ...

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After I Went Down the Rabbit Hole of Loverships

Last week I wrote about “Lovership”, the idea that I connect with some friends in a more intimate way, which for me includes a lot of touching, and how we can appear as lovers, we are so close.   The writing of that post took me way too long.  Thankfully ...

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Baggage Claim

I’ve been unusually worried about an upcoming date.  Not my date.  The man I’ve been seeing for a few months…his date. Our budding relationship is different than any relationship I have been in up to this point.  The biggest difference is that I actually fall right into a submissive role with ...

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I Have a Confession

I have a confession.  I feel jealousy. Some of my monogamous friends might balk at the thought of me dealing with jealousy because you probably think that us poly folk (or non-monogamous people) don’t get jealous.  But we do.  I just didn’t.  I thought I was one of the lucky ...

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Finding My Community

(I know I’m going to miss people, but this post is really about a few of the highlights, so my apologies.) Not long ago a gentleman I met on OK Cupid added me to a local poly group on Facebook.  I was a little surprised how many people I knew from ...

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I’m Just Me, Non-Traditional Me

She holds my hand as we watch a movie, and we trace each other’s fingers. He rests his hand on my shoulder as I drive, making that physical connection from the back seat. She spends the night and I get up with only 4 hours of sleep so I can ...

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Styles of Ethical Non-Monogamy

“Yep’ I’m still Hangin’ Around.” This was a message I received on OK Cupid this morning.  I responded, “And I’m still not buying what you’re selling. :)” This cutie proposed a situation a while back that wasn’t to my liking.  He asked if I would consider joining what I will call ...

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Book Review: My Life on the Swingset by Cooper S. Beckett

In the spring of 2014 I had a dream in which I was intimate with a man, but I couldn’t see his face, only his voice.  Yes, his voice was so recognizable that I knew it was Cooper S. Beckett, co-founder of the podcast Life on the Swingset, a podcast ...

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